Project Management

I have, since 1976, managed development of over one thousand products which reached production. In the majority of cases I handled everything: business plan, product definition, feasibility study, design, prototyping, documentation, and production management. I have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and experience in managing teams, large or small, to move a project smoothly forward from one stage to the next, through completion.

Feasibility, Schedule, and Cost Estimation

One of the first and most important steps in any product's development cycle is a feasibility study: can it be done at all, and can it be done within the constraints of the R&D budget, target unit cost, and target schedule? Decisions made in this phase have repercussions throughout the development cycle, and experience with real-world development and manufacturing is essential to avoid blind alleys, cost overruns, and shipping delays. Cost and schedule estimates are notoriously unreliable, and the fallout from overruns can cause serious repercussions for everyone involved. My cost and schedule estimates are highly detailed and proven to be accurate to within 10% or better. Clients don't always like what I tell them up-front, but I won't ever lowball a cost or submit an overly-optimistic schedule just because it's what people want to hear.

Agile/Scrum, CBPM, or waterfall, I can work with whatever framework best suits your project and organization.

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